Bovey Tracey, is a nice town, the Gateway To Dartmoor (several towns claim this !), with a history of conflict. In 1646 Cromwell took the Royalists by surprise, an old gateway, part of a former priory was named Cromwells Arch.
Small shopping area but busy as close to Dartmoor, an ideal touring base. Industrial estates towards A38.
The road towards the A38 was popular in the 60's as it was one mile long and bikers, before speed limits were introduced, liked to achieve 100mph plus down the road on Sundays. Not possible now due to roundabouts being introduced.
Tuckers Maltings 5.4 miles A working malthouse.
Shilstone Rocks Riding Centre 6.0 miles Ride on Dartmoor.
Church of SS. Peter, Paul & Thomas A good example of a Devon church.
Parish Church of St Andrew's 6.5 miles A nice 15th Century church to see.
The Rock Garden 3.0 miles 8 acres of gardens, complete with a waterfall.
Orchid Paradise 3.7 miles Admire the orchids.
Plant World 7.4 miles Gardens from around the world.
Devon Guild of Craftsmen A nice arts and craft centre.
The Cardew Teapottery A unique pottery that only makes teapots.
Delve into Dartmoor from here, its well worth it, or visit the shops, or even a day at the races, in Newton Abbot.
Towns Near Bovey Tracey To Visit - straight line distance:Chudleigh (3.16 miles) Haytor (3.67 miles) Newton Abbot (5.44 miles) Moretonhampstead (6.00 miles)